from humble beginnings - Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce



from humble beginnings - Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Bowling Green Area
May 2013
from humble beginnings
MAY Coffee Hour
sponsored by
Stewart Richey
featuring Rutledge Wood
May 31, 2013
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. | Program 7:30 a.m.
Sloan Convention Center | CHAMBER CONNECTION |
Chairman’s Comments
May is Small Business
Appreciation Month, and nobody
appreciates small business
like your Chamber does. Small
business is how big business
starts out. Small business is
the most effective way to relaunch the economy and re-hire
workers after a recession. 90%
of Chamber Partners are small
businesses. This month we
honor and support our small
business job creators, at the
same time we accelerate our pursuit of large manufacturing
enterprises to our region.
These efforts go hand-in-hand. For every 100 new
manufacturing jobs we recruit to our region (or retain
by providing sufficient talent and trained workers), over
$240,000 of sales are generated for restaurants; nearly
$200,000 gets generated to buy home furnishings and
At the same time, we recognize small business people
are extremely busy, sometimes too busy to come out to
Chamber coffee hours like the one May 31, sponsored by
Stewart-Richey Construction, or even the Business After
Hours on May 21, sponsored by Van Meter Insurance.
That’s why the Chamber is introducing new benefits that our
Partners can use to promote their business and boost sales
without leaving the shop. Look for more online tools, such
as SizeUp, that we rolled-out last month.
And no matter how busy you are Mr. and Mrs. Small
Business, you won’t want to miss getting a spot in our
annual Welcome Back Western extravaganza. With 21,000
WKU students returning every fall, Welcome Back Western
is an outstanding promotional opportunity for almost any
small business to boost sales.
Finally, speaking of young people, our Capital Campaign
for The Leader in Me has reached over 70% of our
$1.6 million goal. Starting this month, you’ll be getting
invitations from your friends and friends-of-friends to attend
casual get-togethers to support this incredibly successful
investment in our schools. I urge you to say, “yes” when
invited and learn more about our strategic investment in
public education that benefits us all, but especially our
future workforce and our future small business owners.
Brad Howard
2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
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in this issue:
Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Ron Bunch, CEcD
Brad Howard
Board Chair-Elect
John Mark Fones
Immediate Past Chairman
D. Gaines Penn
Vice Chair
Tommy Adams
Small Business Person
of The Year...................4
Stewart Richey
Groundbreakings and
Ribbon Cuttings..........5-6
President’s Club
Ribbon Cuttings..........11
Vice Presidents
William H. Borders II, CFP®
Joy Rogers
Robbin Taylor
Board of Directors
Barton Darrell
Dr. Nathan Hodges
Mark O. Iverson
Bill Murphree
Alan Palmer
Kim Thomas
Eric Walker
Ed Whitehead
Steve Davis
Dion W. Houchins
Todd Matthews
Alex Nottmeier
Brad Taylor
Alan Vilines
Regina Webb
Ex-Officio Members
James “Doc” Kaelin
Amy Milliken
Bruce Wilkerson
The 2013
Chamber Connection
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Your Chamber staff
President & CEO
Ron Bunch, CEcD
Economic Development Associate
Project Manager
Meredith Robinson
Betty Martin
Vice President, Partnership Services
Tonya Matthews, ACE, IOM, CCE
Associate Project Manager
Lea Ila Hoover
VP, Regional Economic Development &
Partnership Sales Representative
Maureen Carpenter, IOM, EDP
Brittany Southwood
Communications & Public Policy Director
Nick Fuhrman
TLIM Campaign Coordinator
Jennifer Shahan
Office Manager
Crystal Cummings
Financial Coordinator
Yvonne Franks
Partnership Development Director
John Harnage
Receptionist/Database Administrator
Melinda Rector
Sites & Buildings Property Manager
Jesse Rhoades
Partnership Administrative Assistant
Katie Dykes
Economic Development Project Manager
Julie Sapp
Partnership Services Intern
Emilee Buttrum
Chamber Offices: Mon. 8:30am - 4:30pm; Tue.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm
Tel: 270.781.3200
710 College Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Coffee Hour Speaker
Rutledge Wood
A Birmingham, Alabama native, Rutledge
Wood learned the art of restoration at a
young age. His father taught him about
buying, restoring and selling new and
old vehicles, and Rutledge has used that
knowledge to create a very successful career.
His first on-air appearance was on NASCAR Live on the SPEED Channel, which led
to his first hosting gig on SPEED Road Tour
Challenge. Next came hosting Trackside
Live, being a roving reporter for NASCAR
RaceDay fueled by Sunoco, and being
part of NASCAR Smarts. This is Rutledge’s
eighth year with SPEED and NASCAR.
Rutledge’s innate
knowledge of cars,
and passion for people landed him a role as co-host of Top Gear
on the History Channel. The show is in
its fourth season of delving deep into the
history of the automobile, celebrating the
art of driving with super-cars and extreme
stunts, reviewing cars and conducting celebrity interviews.
Rutledge currently resides in Georgia and
loves spending time with his girls -- his wife
Rachel and his two beautiful daughters.
Stewart Richey Construction, INC.
from humble beginnings
Stewart Richey is celebrating its
40th anniversary of serving South
Central Kentucky and surrounding
areas. What started out as
solely a small construction
company has developed
into a dynamic institution
offering general contracting,
subcontracting, and service
work. A proud member of
Houchens Industries since
2000, Stewart Richey’s commitment
to providing quality, cost effective work
that meets its customers needs is
evident in all aspects of their services.
Stewart Richey General Contracting
pledges 100% commitment, careful
listening, a lasting relationship, and
work that is performed in an efficient
and professional manner. With a onestop-shop structure like no other in the
region, Stewart Richey has assembled
a team of professionals to complete
every job from start to finish. Virtually
every phase of a construction project
can be self performed by
Stewart Richey.
Stewart Richey Contracting
Group is comprised of ten
different contracting trades
capable of working together
or separately – whatever
a project requires. Each
department is headed by a qualified
professional with extensive knowledge
of the trade. Nearly every phase of
construction is represented in the
Stewart Richey Contracting Group
from the groundbreaking site work
to painting the finishing touches
and everything in-between. Working
together, our team of contractors
will help enhance the success of any
construction project.
On call 24/7,
Richey Service Group is ready to
meet any and all service and
maintenance needs. The Stewart
Richey Service Group offers plumbing,
fire protection, and electrical work
available through a single phone call.
Commercial, industrial, and residential
work are all performed by fully trained
and qualified technicians.
The staff at Stewart Richey believes
teamwork can and should produce
more than the sum of individual results.
Communication and coordination
among all of our departments enables
projects to be completed on time
and on budget. New installations,
renovations, and service work are
all available with Stewart Richey’s
commitment to excellence. | CHAMBER CONNECTION | 2
Results from our schools say it’s working
McNeill Elementary
The percentage of disciplinary referrals has gone down approximately
65-70%. Two years ago I had a 2-inch binder full of referrals, but
after implementation of The Leader in Me, I have a folder with only a
handful of referrals. The Leader in me process allows students to take
responsibility for their own actions!
Marsha Ingram, Principal, Bowling Green School
suspension and he spent the last 20 minutes of the day sitting in our
school secretary’s office while she called for buses because he could
not behave with his peers. Last summer our secretary participated in
The Leader in Me training. Upon completing training, she returned with
the perfect leadership job for this student - Bus Caller. He has been
doing this job all year and has only had 3 office referrals. His behavior
and his grades have improved significantly. His classmates and others
in the school give him lots of positive attention and respect because he
does this job so well!
Mary Evans, Principal
The Leader in Me
Rich Pond Elementary
*** was the one student that I thought of
T. C. Cherry
immediately. He has come so far this school
Discipline Referrals
North Warren Elementary
year. He stated himself at the beginning of the
As students begin to use the 7 Habits at school,
year, that he had to work harder at this school 252 Incidents
they also bring it back to their homes, engaging
than he had been required to do at his previous
their parents, guardians and siblings. Then its
school. He was constantly on the radar as he
impact carries over into the current workforce,
was not turning in work, completing work in
benefiting the business community. These
class, and spent time in the ABC room just to
The Leader in Me Began
benefits continue to grow as students complete
catch up. He had even had a special education
52 Incidents
their educations and enter the workforce
referral started on him. ***was given the job
32 Incidents
with skills such accountability, responsibility,
of helping direct students arriving late on Friday
creativity and effective communication. “I
mornings for morning meeting. It became
first noticed a few of the habits when my son
apparent that he took that job very seriously.
was coming home and making comments
Week after week, I would watch him and notice
*through February
-Kory Twyman, Principal
like ‘win-win,’ and being ‘pro-active.’ Not only
subtle changes in his overall behavior at school.
did he say them to me, but he could explain
Now he gets off the bus and greets me first with
what they meant. This is when I got the buy-in.
a chipper “good morning, Mrs. Clardy”. The
ladies in the office also notice the change in his personality. They speak Incorporating these habits is exactly what I feel every school should
of him on a regular basis as he is charming and witty in his encounters be doing. I encourage every parent and business professional to read
with him. He is turning in work more often than not and it has been and implement these habits to have an actively engaged school and
community to assist in the leadership of our children”
many weeks/months since he has spent time in the ABC room.
Candace Elkin, Parent
Anna Clardy, Teacher
Cumberland Trace Elementary
During the 2010-2011 school year, one of our students had severe
behavior problems and a large number of discipline referrals. He spent
the last quarter of school on a Level System being assigned to in-school
Phase 1 GOAL
our newest
Briarwood Elementary School
Our school started with a staff-wide book study of The Leader in Me,
which was a key factor in getting everyone’s buy-in. Once we had the
teachers’ buy-in we fully implemented the process with our students
and were able to see signs of responsibility form the beginning. Our
students now apply for jobs within their classroom and the entire
school. They lead morning meetings, greet our visitors and even have
lunch with Bowling Green community leaders. These things would never
have happened in the past.
Jason Kupchella, Principal
Terry Rogers
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Expand entrepreneurship and small business prosperity
At a Chamber news conference April 23,
David Holland was awarded one of the
Chamber’s most important recognitions, the
Small Business Person of the Year. Holland,
who started Signature Signs & Ad Specialties
in 1995 after a 19-year career with Thomas
Printing, also owns and operates Suitable for
Framing. Between the two establishments,
Holland employs 15 people and participates in
his family’s real estate holding company.
Holland’s wife, Karen and their four children
were kept hidden by Doug Gorman-- who had
nominated Holland-- until the announcement
was made at Chamber headquarters.
Besides creating jobs, Holland is perhaps best
known for bringing the Kiwanis Club’s Soap Box
Derby race back to Bowling Green and helping
to make it the third-largest soap box race in
the world. Over 1,500 young people have
participated in the derby over the years, and
through Holland’s efforts, the Commonwealth
donated property to Warren County to establish
the permanent Soap Box Derby track at Phil
Moore Park.
David Holland
Pilot the first South Central Kentucky Leadership Program
Leadership South Central
Kentucky is go for launch!
Based on the Chamber’s highly selective
Leadership Bowling Green program, Leadership
SCKY takes leadership immersion training to the
next level. From applications submitted, just
20-25 individuals will be selected to participate in
Leadership SCKY.
During the monthly sessions, the class studies
regional strengths and challenges through lectures,
discussions, tours and role-playing activities. The
program begins with an orientation in August. All
materials, meals, and lodging are included in the
tuition fee of $1,100.
The Chamber is pleased to announce it is accepting
applications for the Pilot Class of Leadership SCKY.
Visit the Chamber’s website for more information
and to download an application packet.
available now for download at
Pilot Class Title Sponsor: $5,000
• L ogo included on all marketing materials
pportunity to address/congratuate class at orientation &
graduation events
• 2
0% Discount on tuition (if applicable)
Binder Sponsor: $1,000
• Logo on participants’ workbook binders for duration of class
Day Sponsor: 10 available $500 each
• Logo on agenda for the day
• 10 Minutes on agenda to give opening welcome comments to the
Scholarship Sponsor: $1,500
• N
aming rights to a scholarship awarded to participant
( Recipient selected by advisory board)
contact [email protected] for more information | CHAMBER CONNECTION | 4
Business At Its Best
May 21st - 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Chamber Community Rooms
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South Central Kentucky is a
crossroads where you can enjoy all
the comforts of traditional Southern
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• Within 600 miles of nearly
half the country’s population
access to major shipping
and transportation centers
• A regional hub for business
throughout the United
States and beyond
• An abundance of recreation,
adventure, education,
healthcare and a quality of
life that speaks for itself
• An ideal business
environment that includes
the state-of-the-art
Kentucky Transpark,
which features a visionary
infrastructure and easy
For more information on this
forward thinking business
community contact us at
866-330-2422 or visit us at
Learn how to do business with
City of Bowling Green
Warren County
Bowling Green Independent Schools
Warren County Board of Education
Presenters will share their organization’s
RFP and bid processes for the
purchases they make, and highlight
upcoming proposal opportunities.
Learn how:
• To find purchasing opportunities
for the products you sell.
• To sign up with buyers to receive
notifications of online RFPs.
• To respond to requests for proposals
City of Bowling Green
Bid Request Process
The City of Bowling Green posts all requests for bids over
$20,000 online to purchase products and services.
Companies who wish to do business with the City of Bowling
Green are urged to visit in
order to view all bids. We encourage one or more people in your
organization to routinely check this site for current requests for
bids and proposals.
In addition, one or more employees may register for FREE to
have access to bid specification packets for download.
“Business Grows Here” is South Central Kentucky’s 2013 recruitment and marketing
theme. Visit to view the new “Business Grows Here”
regional partnership brochure online.
E-mail alerts regarding new bids will be sent to companies based
on the area of interest noted at the time of registration.
For more information, please visit our website at
or contact the Purchasing Office at 270.393.3679.
Cuttings and
(For President’s Club
Ribbon Cuttings visit page 10)
Spongie Acres Bed & Breakfast
610 Matlock Road
Milk & Honey Bakery
1660 Scotsville Road, Suite A
May is Small Business Appreciation Month!
Small Business Appreciation Luncheon
Women in Business Breakfast
When: Tuesday, May 21st at 11am
When: Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 AM
Where: Knicely Conference Center
A luncheon held in honor of the Small Business of the Year Recipient
with other small business recognition opportunities. Watch for your
opportunity to register online at Online registration is $30 per person or $200 per corporate table of 10.
Where: Auditorium at The Medical Center
Online registration now available at Breakfast is complimentary thanks to our sponsors The Medical Center
and Harned, Bachert & McGehee, seating is limited.
Business After Hours
Tuesday, may 21, 2013
Join us at Van Meter Insurance
Business After Hours is a networking
program that gives Chamber partners
and guests the opportunity to make
new contacts, renew acquaintances
and exchange business information.
The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres
and possible entertainment at no cost.
Business After Hours has an average
attendance of 60-100.
1240 Fairway Street
Bowling Green
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • No Fee • Online Registration Requested.
Leadership Bowling Green’s Class of 2013 stops for a photo
outside Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College.
Pictured, L-R: Lynn Minton, David Doran, Michael Burrell,
Andre Boyd , Nickie Jones, Jessica Martin, John Dix, Holly Lewis, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Adam Burden, Donita Weeks, Cathey Gumm, Angela Dossey, Jill Lewis,
Dalana Jones, Lauren Marley, Brandon Dixon, Beth McIvor, Connie Warren, Brandon Boone, Paul Wherry, Adam Galloway, Chad Morelock, Brian Carey, Jordan
Carter, Steven Throneberry, Jon House and Lesley Howard
Potter Children’s Home
2350 Nashville Road
Acopia Home Loans
1301 US 31-W Bypass
White Staffing Management
249 Louisville Road | CHAMBER CONNECTION | 6
Join in the 2013
Chamber Partners “Welcome Back WKU” Festival!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
South Lawn
Registration fee is only $250 per space for early birds or
$300 after June 30th
Your fee includes; a 10’ area under a tent, 8’ table and two chairs*
1,500 – 2,000 WKU students attend this anticipated event!
The event continues to grow each year as interest booms both on campus and within the business
community. The University is a significant contributor to our successful business climate, and this event
gives Chamber partners the first opportunity to tap into this market. In turn, the students will be
provided the opportunity to see what businesses in Bowling Green have to offer – without leaving
How to prepare: Come armed with giveaways and samples to really showcase your product and/or
service. Casual (and cool) dress is most appropriate for staff members working the booth area.
Traditionally, the afternoon gets pretty hot!
How to reserve a space: Complete the form below and send it to the Chamber. We’ll send you
confirmation information with more details regarding the event, such as parking, etc.
Space is limited!
Please return form by Friday, August 16th
Fax: (270) 843-0458 or Email: [email protected]
Contact Name:
Payment enclosed
Send invoice to following address:
Electricity is needed
Note other needs here:
*Additional space inside or outside of the tent requires an additional fee.
Welcome New Chamber Partners
C I Thornburg Co., Inc.
“Full service waterworks distributor
specializing in controls, metering,
treatment chemicals, service work, and
pipe, valves, and fittings.”
140-B Ambassador Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Mr. Chris Logsdon, Sales
Candle Makers on the Square
“Each candle is hand-made with the finest
ingredients, creating a quality product that
is long burning with maximum fragrance.”
415 Park Row, Suite B
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Mr. Stephen Parks, General Manager
Mr. Richard Clements
818 S Lombard Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714
Crown Lift Trucks
“We design, manufacture, distribute,
service and support material handling
products that provide customers with
superior value”
2540 Diego Drive
Evansville, IN 47715
Mr. David Apuan, Account Representative
Digital Doc
“Specializing in the repair of smartphones,
tablets, laptops, PCs, Mac’s, iPads,
gaming systems and other electronic
1785 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Mr. Matt Payne
ERA Premier Realty Partners
“Auctions and residential real estate.
We provide professional service that is
focused on your needs.”
1051 Bryant Way, Suite 201
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Mr. Ron Cummings, Broker
Faulkner Insurance
“Here to service all of your auto, home,
life and business needs while gaining a
personal relationship with my clients.”
1733 Campus Plaza Court, Suite 1
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Ms. Erin Faulkner, Owner
Franklin Insurance, Inc.
“Independent insurance agency selling
home, auto, motorcycle, boat, life and
business insurance.”
719 Dishman Lane Extension, Suite C
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Ms. Penny Smith, Office Manager/Account
The Hot Spot
“Community Internet Center.”
2945 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Mr. David Broderick, Attorney
Jones Auto Sales
“In business for over 40 years specializing
in all types of auto body repairs and auto
141 Threlkel Ferry Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Mr. Wayne Jones, Owner
Merrick Place Homeowners Association
PO Box 50848
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Joe & Connie Daniel, Directors
Neill-LaVielle Supply Company
“Full service industrial supplies, bearings
and steel division.”
4502 Louisville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Ms. Alma Ray, Office Manager
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is
kicking off the 9th St. Jude Dream Home
on May 31st.”
135 W Muhuammad Ali Boulevard, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40202
Ms. Hollie Hayden, Regional Marketing
Sturgeon Construction, LLC
“Residential contractor specializing in
carpentry from A to Z.”
366 Goodrum Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Mr. Michael Sturgeon, Member
United Rentals
“Construction equipment rental, sales and
970 Lovers Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Mr. Pete George, Branch Manager
New Partners Tune In To Hear
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June 13 - Noon
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AA Rid-All Termite & Pest Control
Advanced Sheet Metal
AEP Industries, Inc.
Air Evac Lifeteam
Alliance Counseling Associates
Alpine Pet Care Center
American Bank & Trust Company, Inc.
American Legion Post 23
Android - Bowling Green
Apex Payroll
Arlo Richardson & Son Construction, Inc.
Arnold Consulting Engineering Services, Inc.
Blake Richey
Bluegrass Advertising
Bluegrass Cellular
Bluegrass Electrical, Inc.
Bowling Green Athletic Club
Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club
Bowling Green Nursing and Rehabilitation
Bowling Green Retirement Village
Bowling Green Woman's Club
Brantley Appraisal Company
Browning Oil Company
Builders Association of South Central KY, Inc.
C. T. Nuckols, DMD
Campbell Chevrolet
Cannon Automotive Solutions
CASCO Products Corporation
Clarion Inn
Cole & Moore, PSC
College Heights Foundation
College Heights Herald
Commonwealth Copy Products, Inc. dba
Commonwealth Technology
Continental Machinery Movers of Kentucky
Creek Sod Farms, Inc.
Daily News
Destiny Dental
Dialog Telecommunications
Diversified Electrical, Inc.
Dr. Rex Galloway
Eloise B. Houchens Center
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Gaddie-Shamrock, LLC
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Greenwood Urgent Clinic
Griff's Deli
Grinstead's Flooring & Furnishings
Haven4Change, Inc.
Hill-Motley Lumber Company
Holiday Inn Express
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Homeland Management
Industrial Electrical Contractors
JBK Network Consulting
JC Kirby & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory
Jim Johnson Nissan & Jim Johnson Hyundai
Judge Catherine Rice Holderfield/Family
Junior Achievement of South Central KY
KapStone Container Corporation
Keller Williams First Choice Realty
Kentucky Career Center, Bowling Green
KIRIU USA Corporation
Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green
Leachman Buick-GMC
Midtown Plaza Shopping Center
Morris Jewelry
Mr. David Browning
Noland Insurance Agency
Odd Fellows Lodge
Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green
Paul Burrell Management Company dba
PBI Bank
Phil Brown Construction
Proforma Cornerstone Concepts, LLC
Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar
RC Components, Inc.
Riley's Bakery
Ron Kirby Auctions
Rosewood Health Care Center
S & K Powder Coating, Inc.
Scott Waste Services, LLC
Shelton CPAs, LLP
Shop At Home Carpets
Smiths Grove Public Library
South Central A/V
Southern Sealing & Striping Company, Inc.
Stengel Hill Architecture
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
Super 8 - Exit 22
Team Fishel
The UPS Store #2058
Toby's Pest Control Service
Tony Witty/Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Total Fitness Connection, PLLC
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
WAKY Sign Company
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative
Wendy's of Bowling Green, Inc.
Werkshop Marketing
Western Kentucky Orthopaedic &
Neurosurgical Associates
Wild Hawgs Smoke House
Woodmen of the World Lodge 36
The Chamber is in the planning stages for this year’s Washington D.C. Fly-In
Event where Partners meet with Kentucky Senators and Representatives and hear
about the business before Congress that affects our businesses. Our goal is to
make this year’s event our best ever. But to do that, we need your input!
Jot down your answers to these very few questions in a quick email to
[email protected]:
1) Do you prefer to arrange your own travel, or take the package?
2) When is the best time of year for you to go to Washington?
3) If your Chamber partnered with another Kentucky community Chamber,
would that affect your interest in participating?
4) Does your organization visit Washington DC for a similar event?
5) Are you interested in going on the 2013 DC Fly-In if it takes place in October?
6) Any other thoughts or issues you would like to raise regarding the Chamber’s
DC Fly-In program.
Ribbon Cuttings &
President's Club Gold Star Partner
Houchens Industries' Price Less IGA
2475 Scottsville Road
President’s Club Gold Star Partner
Independence Bank
877 Fairview
President’s Club Silver Star Partner
President’s Club Silver Star Partner
Graves-Gilbert Clinic
1065 Ashley Street
President’s Club Bronze Partner Whayne Supply Company, is celebrating its 100th
Anniversary in 2013. The Whayne Supply Company centennial commemoration will span
throughout 2013 as the company highlights key moments in its history, hosts events for
employees and customers, and conducts a series of community service projects. | CHAMBER CONNECTION | 10
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Small Business Spotlight
Overhead Door Company of Bowling Green
bookkeeping and sales. She became
a partner early-on, buying into the
business as she worked. By the time
she turned 21 in 1987, she was able
to purchase the other owner’s shares
and became the sole proprietor. By
2001, Overhead Door Company of
Bowling Green had been recognized
in national publications as one of the
top 75 door dealers in the world, and
one of the top Overhead Door dealer
operations in the U.S.
Overhead Door Company of Bowling
Green has been a leading provider of
garage doors and related equipment
for over 58 years. Locally owned
and operated, President Jana Boswell takes pride in providing excellent customer service to customers
throughout Kentucky and five other
states from their showroom at 2717
Nashville Road in Bowling Green.
Because Overhead Door is one of the
most-recognized and well-respected
brands in the garage door industry,
Boswell says living up to the standard
takes real commitment to customers
and attention to detail. “We are the
leading provider of both residential
and commercial Overhead and garage door systems, electric operators, loading dock systems,
and specialty door products. We continue to lead the way with
innovative solutions and unmatched professional installation,
service, and support that keeps customers coming back.”
Boswell’s operation includes 17 vehicles and over 25 employees, including professionally -trained service technicians who
make customer satisfaction their top priority. “We don’t use
subcontract labor. We stand behind our work,” she notes.
Boswell began working at Overhead Door as a teenager in
In addition to sponsoring the
Chamber’s May golf tournament, Boswell says that Overhead Door has
also supported state and local performing arts communities, and many
local charitable organizations and
schools over the years.
Overhead Door Company of Bowling Green’s website can be
found at and features complete
details on the wide array of doors and door systems available.
Boswell advises her customers to visit the “Service” area of
the website for preventative maintenance information, detailed troubleshooting questions and answers, programming
instructions for your remotes and keypads, and recommended safety precautions, but adds “Of course, you can always
us for immediate service.”

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